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“Tip It, Frosh!”: The First-Year Student through SU's History - Class Rivalry Slideshow

In the early decades of the University, competition between sophomores and the new incoming class was usually fierce. Hazing was not unusual, and sophomores relished putting first-year students in their place. Rivalry between the classes resulted in annual Rushes. There were many Rushes known on the SU campus -- including Cane, Flour, Salt and Snow. The tradition was inherited from Genesee College in Lima, NY, where sophomores sprinkled salt on freshmen benches in chapel "to take the freshness out of the first-year men." The ritual changed somewhat at SU where sophomores started throwing salt at first-year students and rubbing it into their hair. This tradition died out in October 1941 after a sophomore was injured in the melee.


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